tectactoe (2630) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Tap: muddled, swampy marsh brown with a beige-ish head that reduced quickly to a film. Aroma is mild nuts, woodsiness, light caramel apple, a touch if grape, & some faint cocoa powder. Surprisingly mild aroma for an almost 10%-er. Taste is light graininess, rye bread, toast, light nuts, a hint of plums & dark fruit esters, & some warm caramel. Alcohol is pretty warm, edges on acetone-like at times. Dry, rye-like finish with heavily toasted bread, light cocoa powder, nuts, & faint woodiness. Not bad... Admittedly, Iím just not a huge fan of the style to begin with.
chrisbrochill (1) - Powell, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my new favorite beer, which says a lot, since I am an Eliot Ness/Yuengling Amber Lager type guy.
ColovianTrader (372) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apples and golden raisins forward. Good amount of caramel throughout. Notes of bread, cider, fig, brown sugar and citrus zest. Hints of allspice. Nice creamy texture.
Petkus331 (297) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of red malt, candy sugar, and grape. Dark copper-rubbyish brown with white foam and lace. Rich roast caramel malt flavor with a european hop bitterness that immitates oak charachteristics found in scotch. High viscosity palate, very thick. Overall, extremely solid, very very good.
firstsip (539) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nice lacing. Super dark ruby. Slightly sweet nose. Caramel forward followed by mildly roasty malt character.
akoeninger (511) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody sweet cherry in Caramel aroma. taste is Rich caramel malts, smoke smokey peat, ripe dark fruits and awesomeness. Smooth balanced with a long malty finish. Awesome ale hides the abv well.
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jookos (2898) - FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown, light hazy. Brown malty, dry raisin sweetness, some leather, old coffin on nose. Med full bodied, nicely balanced. Sweets (sort of dried plums, some figs..), but enough soft bitters to wipe the palate clean. Round, light oily, abv amazingly hidden (guessed it around 6 before checking the bottle). Light doughy, some soft herbs. Pretty nice scotch ale. Good flavours, deceptively easy. Luckily had just one bottle at hand, couldíve easily ruined tomorow with a bunch of these.
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Dark hazy brown, clove and heather aroma. Sweet, not over powered by alcohol, though a bit flat in flavour compared to what I expected. Smokiness is nice
Idiosynkrasie (4354) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Hazy, dark chestnut colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Complex malty aroma delivers a plethora of however rather inexplicit flavours, chocolately, nutty, smoked baked apple in cinnamon toffee cherry nougat or so. Taste is dry, minimally sweet, similar (inexplicit) flavours with more weight on chocolate and toffee aspects; soft, creamy palate. Like you canít taste the wood for the trees (or tree dummies).
mtdewa1 (403) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, bread, honey and apple. Taste is caramel, raisin, apple and roasted malts. Complex and smooth.
Erasmus_ro (1565) - Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a decent, brownish head. Aroma is dark malt bread, dark malts, some heather honey, fairly dark syrupy. Prune and raisin. Taste is quite sweet with the dark malt bread, syrup, date, prune, some caramel. Surprisingly light, too much so. The light mouthfeel is emphasized by the rather strong carbonation.